Jackass Who Lasered Children's Hospital Chopper Gets 14-Year Sentence

Astounding moron Sergio Rodriguez got slapped with a 14-year prison sentence earlier this month, convicted of aiming a laser pointer at an emergency medical helicopter taking a young patient to Children’s Hospital of Central California. Remember folks, trying to blind pilots midair is a very, very bad idea.

How Much Microsoft Charges The FBI For User Data

It’s no mystery that US government agencies compel tech companies to give them (totally legal) access to user data. It’s also pretty well known that the tech companies charge the US government for the trouble. We’ve just never really known how much — until now.

This Is What It Sounds Like To Intercept FBI And Secret Service Calls

Just yesterday, we posted about Bryan Seely, a man willing to speak about the copious manipulation of Google Maps that’s seriously affecting small businesses. Seely had since spoken about a more dire vulnerability in Google Maps, which allowed him to tap calls to the FBI and Secret Service. Turns out, the FBI and Secret Service get some quite mundane calls.

FBI Seizes All Of TorMail's Data, Uses It To Catch Hackers

If you had any faith left in anonymous email services, now would be the time to let that go. New court documents show that in chasing down associates of Freedom Hosting, the FBI managed to download the entire email database of TorMail. And now it’s using that information to take on the Darknet.

Glasshole: The FBI Took My Glass And Pulled Me Out Of A Movie

When you’re not having crazy Google Glass sex, maybe you’d like to go see a movie. Movies are fun! But beware — if you wear your Glass, you might find yourself with an unexpected date. Specifically an FBI agent and 5-10 cronies.

How A Team Of Activists Leaked Stolen FBI Documents 43 Years Ago

On March 8, 1971, the United States tuned in to watch Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier battle it out in the Fight of the Century. Unawares, the FBI were having hundreds of secret documents stolen from their offices by a team of activists.

FBI Can Secretly Turn On Laptop Cameras Without The Indicator Light

Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for years now. What in the hell is going on? What kind of world do we live in?

Anonymous Has Been Hacking US Government Sites Since Last December

The FBI has released an official memo indicating that hackers related to Anonymous have been accessing federal government computers in various agencies for almost a year and stealing data.

FBI Scoops Up $28.5 Million In Bitcoin From Silk Road

As of this morning, the FBI had managed to seize 144,000 bitcoins from Silk Road’s founder. Worth some $US28.5 million in current exchange rates, that’s the largest ever seizure of the cryptocurrency. But based on the Bitcoin trail uncovered in recent weeks, over $US50 million could still be missing.

Uh Oh, Silk Road Users Are Starting To Get Arrested

Welp, that settles that. Anybody who was wondering if authorities were going to keep going after the arrest of Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht and start targeting users don’t need to wonder anymore. Multiple arrests have now been made worldwide, and it looks like more are on the way.